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Ukraine's richest man pledges to rebuild Mariupol

Ukraine’s richest man pledges to rebuild Mariupol

Ukraine’s richest man has pledged to help rebuild the city of Mariupol, where the entrepreneur owns two major steel plants he says will return to competition globally.

Rinat Akhmetov witnessed the destruction of her business empire for eight years The fighting in eastern UkraineBut he remains certain that what he calls our “brave soldiers” will defend the city, which has turned into a desert after seven weeks of bombing.

But at the moment, his company Metinvest, the largest steel maker in Ukraine, has announced that it cannot fulfill its supply contracts. Its financial and industrial group is meeting its debt obligations, and its own energy producer DTEK has “improved debt repayment” in an agreement with creditors.


“Mariopol is a global tragedy and a global model for tournament. For me, Mariupol has been and will be a Ukrainian city,” Akhmetov said in written responses to Reuters questions.

“I believe that our brave soldiers will defend the city, although I understand how difficult and difficult it will be for them,” said the businessman, adding that he was in daily contact with Metinvest managers who run the factories in Mariupol.

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